A Guide to Lafayette Coffee Shops
Reve Coffee Roasters
Near and dear to the heart of downtown, Reve is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Lafayette, given its warm earthy tones set against minimalistic walls, chic furnishings, lush verdure, and natural sunlight. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this bohemian abode with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
In addition to gourmet java that’s been diligently roasted in-house, traditional and nitrogen-infused iced coffee, probiotic sodas on tap, and specialty espresso drinks, Reve’s menu features scrumptious pastries and delicious breakfast and lunch options.
Carpe Diem Cafe & Wine Bar
Upon venturing beneath the hanging gardens and through Carpe Diem’s front door, an enchanting scene will unfold before you, one graced with elegant chandeliers, ample seating arrangements, art-dappled walls, and amenities for a productive day. Whether you’d like to settle into a corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, pop in after work to take a load off with a glass of fine wine, or grab a quick pick-me-up before class at the nearby University of Louisiana campus, whatever the case may be, this absolute gem has got you covered.
Conveniently situated along Camino Real Road, Jet serves locally roasted coffee and lite cafe bites amidst sleek, modern digs accentuated by wooden tabletops, black chairs, cement floors, white walls, touches of greenery, and accommodations for remote work. Though the friendly folks behind the counter here are more than capable of crafting tasty takes on your usual favorites, consider trying a flavorful signature beverage like the White Chocolate Mocha and Irish cream hinted Hero.
Just off the main drag, Black Cafe provides patrons a casual atmosphere and an efficient drive-through that’ll have you back on the road and headed toward your final destination in no time. The cozy decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, as well as beignets, scotch Eggs, sweet potato biscuits, and mouthwatering hamburgers.
Johnston Street Java
Johnston Street Java is a neat and relaxed hangout with warm tones, plenty of seating arrangements, and a drive-through. The staff maintains a tempting selection of coffee beverages, nutritious smoothies, lotus drinks, and pastries.
CC’s Coffee House
Considering they operate numerous coffee shops in Louisiana, you’ve probably already spotted a CC’s near you, most stores provide guests a reliable work and gathering space with tables to sit down at and stay awhile, and if you’re in a hurry, there’s usually a drive-through for speedy grab and go service. Along with mochas, lattes, and cold brew, they’ve got hot breakfast sandwiches and baked goods.
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry that demonstrated better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making mattered. The quaint location on Camellia Boulevard carries an elegant yet comfortable vibe.
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